Primary cardiac sarcomas are extremely rare. There are only a few case reports concerning the sonography, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of cardiac leiomyosarcoma. A case is presented of pathologically proved left atrium leiomyosarcoma who received 2-dimensional (2-D) echocardiography, electron beam CT (EBCT) scan and cardiac MRI. The conclusion is made that the use of 2-D echocardiography in conjunction with dynamic EBCT study and MRI are very valuable noninvasive modalities for the evaluation of intracardiac masses. 2-D echocardiography provides real-time observation of the immobility of the tumor. MRI can differentiate tumor from thrombus effectively and both MRI and EBCT can contribute better anatomical information for preoperative planning.
- 2-D echocardiography
- Cardiac tumor
- Electron beam computed tomography
- Magnetic resonance
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
Lo, F. L., Chou, Y. H., Tiu, C. M., Lan, G. Y., Hwang, J. H., Chern, M. S., & Teng, M. M. H. (1998). Primary cardiac leiomyosarcoma: Imaging with 2-D echocardiography, electron beam CT and 1.5-Tesla MR. European Journal of Radiology, 27(1), 72-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0720-048X(96)01105-9